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Famed Houston Surgeon Updates Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures

August 10, 2018           |                                       

When Houston surgeon O.H. “Bud” Frazier co-authored a research paper about mechanical heart pumps in the New England Journal of Medicine last year, he reported that his only potential conflict of interest was a fellowship in his name established by the maker of one of the devices tested in the study. “Dr. Frazier does not […]

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Critically Ill Son Of Tajik Opposition Member Gets Travel Document After International Outcry

August 1, 2018           |                                       

The critically ill son of a Tajik opposition member and his mother have received travel documents enabling the 4-year-old boy to receive treatment abroad following an outcry from international rights groups. Relatives of Ruhullo Tillozoda — a leading member of the banned Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), who is in self-imposed exile abroad — […]

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Tajikistan Urged To Lift Travel Ban on Critically Ill Son Of Opposition Member

July 28, 2018           |                                       

Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee have called on Tajikistan to lift “a politically motivated travel ban” and allow the critically ill son of an opposition member to receive medical treatment abroad. In a joint statement issued on July 27, the two rights groups said that 4-year-old Ibrohim Hamza Tillozoda, the son of […]

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(Mark Wilson/Getty Images) After a flurry of controversial scandals over the past few months, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday from the EPA. President Trump said on Twitter that he had accepted Pruitt’s resignation and reiterated that his EPA appointee had done an “outstanding job” and was thankful for his service. Pruitt was […]

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Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban, Rejects Discrimination Claim

June 26, 2018           |                                       

WASHINGTON—A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. A dissenting justice said the outcome was a historic mistake. The 5-4 decision Tuesday is a big victory for Trump on an issue that […]

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